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The Zerochroma Folio should impress video-first Apple iPad users first and foremost: By way of a flush-mounted kickstand and 360-degree rotating swivel base, 11 different viewing angles are possible for viewing/display in both portrait and landscape modes. The remainder of this folio case isn’t too shabby, either: the TPU back cover is impact-resistant for above-average protection in this area, while the padded faux-leather front does its job well enough.

Editor's Rating 

By look aloneBy look alone, the ZeroChroma iPad folio case doesn’t especially stand out among its kind. Done up in basic black, the front side is composed of padded PU leather with a natural grain texture while the back is rubbery TPU. Both materials are workmanlike in nature, with the scratch- and moisture-resistant cover and backer keeping the iPad safe from bumps, dirt, abrasions and impacts.

The Zerochroma folio’s interior includes no notable extras – until we come to the “Theater-Stand.” This is the major selling point of this case, and we admit it’s pretty impressive. Based on a kickstand design, the base is pulled out, away from back – it’s akin to popping the tab on a soda can. Then, the base may be pulled out to set the kickstand at any of 11 angles. In addition, the kickstand is set atop a 360-degree rotating swivel, allowing the stand to be set in portrait or landscape mode with this firm base.

And just in case you needed a bit more functionality out of a kickstand, Zerochroma also touts the Theater-Stand for use as a handle whist standing.

 angles. In addition, the kickstand is set atop a 360-degree rotating swivel, allowing the stand to be set in portrait or landscape mode with this firm base.

And just in case you needed a bit more functionality out of a kickstand, Zerochroma also touts the Theater-Stand for use as a handle whist standing.

Pros

  • 2013 Golden Case Awards winner for Best Tablet Stand in a Folio
  • and nominee for Best Folio Case
  • Smart Cover compatible
  • Access to all iPad features/functions
  • Lots of display angles in both formats

            Overall: GOOD

            In short, the Zerochroma folio case is a boon for the video-first user and/or those frequently displaying the iPad. The 360-degree, multi-angle swivel stand is just about second-to-none on the iPad accessory market, making it a best case scenario for display.

            Features

            • Exclusively designed for use with the Apple iPad 2 or new iPad 3/4
            • Folio design with incorporated Theater-Stand 360 feature
            • Soft padded PU leather front cover with natural grain effect
            • Magnetic locking closure
            • Automatic sleep/wake function
            • Shock-resistant TPU back cover
            • Cutouts for all iPad buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
            • Soft fabric lining protects the tablet screen
            • Built-in flush-mount kickstand on the inner cover
            • 360° rotation with 90° indexing
            • 11 angles (10° to 80°) each in landscape and portrait formats
            • Rubberized stand-tip for non-slip grip
            • Kickstand doubles as a handle
            • Highly scratch-resistant exterior
            • Net weight: 368g / 13 oz

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4
                          Style Folio
                          Brand ZeroChroma
                          Function Business, Mens
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions 7.6 X .57 X 9.7 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Faux-Leather
                          Closure Fabric
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Screen Pivot ,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature

                           

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